The November arctic blast means an early test of winter monastic mode. Textile project materials and supplies have migrated up from the ground floor studio and take over every surface. … Continue reading Project sprawl: a glorious mess
Every project begins with a thousand steps. –Susan Monday afternoon. The wind is blowing from the northeast, waves pounding our shoreline. Wet snow is beginning to stick to the unraked … Continue reading Dabbing paint on fabric
Adopting a plant-based diet isn’t just about giving up meat and dairy. I’m still exploring the best ways to prepare tasty, nutritional meals without spending all day cooking and without … Continue reading Plant-strong resources
Waffle recipe Combine in a high-speed blender: 1 small, very ripe banana, smashed 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup water or nondairy milk 2 Tbs. ground flaxseeds or chia … Continue reading Five years of plant-based eating
How can I make this work? I’d like to claim a spot among Believers because it’s November and a lovely time to sense a consciousness within the blustering wind, the … Continue reading God hypothesis
Whenever I get into a contemplative mood, I wind up grappling with God. My brain is burdened with the images of a Catholic youth. I’m stuck with monotheism’s mental model … Continue reading My “God” problem
Yesterday. Nothing scheduled. How delightful. I bundle up for a walk as if it were Arctic winter outdoors, but it is only in the 40s. Hardening up to the cold … Continue reading Self-reflection: Tarot
When I turned 70 last year, I was full of determination to make a plan for “the next 30 years.” My journal is full of scribbled reflections on resolutions and … Continue reading Now what?